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Erik D
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Google can't help me on this one.

Is there something significant about onion knights? It's a character class first found in Final Fantasy III (the real FFIII, not the US released FFIII that was actually FFVI), published in 1990.

Now there's the character Davos in Clash of Kings (second Song of Ice and Fire book--Game of Thrones for those of you not in the know--published in 1998) nicknamed the Onion Knight.

While Davos's nickname is explained in the book (he aided in smuggling in onions to a besieged castle to save all from starving and was knighted for his efforts), I find it more than a coincidence that a disparate book and video game each use the term "Onion Knight".

Is there some sort of fantasy lore I'm missing?
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Knights who come up with funny news headlines, but then the articles aren't that funny.
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Suck it up, it's a coincidence. Or else Martin has played FFT, which would not surprise me at all, since he has to be doing something other than finishing these damned books.
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My guess is that the helmets can sometimes look like onions.
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erak wrote:
Is there some sort of fantasy lore I'm missing?
Why, YES, 'indeedily' you 'dodolly' about the "Onion Ding-a-ling RING Tossers!" goo
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There's an Onion Knight in Dark Souls as well.

You can even get his armour yourself. Not bad but super fugly imo.

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There's quite a good explanation of the use of the term in Final Fantasy here. It suggests that "onion" is Japanese slang for useless or poor, whereas "knight" suggests ability, strength and valour. So an onion knight is a character who is both weak and inexperienced, but also powerful and with great potential.
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Doomfarer wrote:
There's an Onion Knight in Dark Souls as well.

You can even get his armour yourself. Not bad but super fugly imo.

He looks sad. soblue

I know I cry when I cut onions, but it didn't occur to me that the onions might be crying too.cry
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It obviously comes from Don Quixote:

Quote:
I have here an onion and a little cheese and a few scraps of bread," said Sancho, "but they are not victuals fit for a valiant knight like your worship.


So, an Onion Knight would be a non-valiant knight. Ok, this is just some random quote I found on the internet but it would be neat if that was its origin.
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